In the interests of balancing power in the Middle East. So claims Kenneth Waltz Emeritus Professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley
and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenneth_Waltz http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articl...d-get-the-bomb
It would certainly give the regions bully boy Israel, something to think about the next time they want to throw some weight around. However, perhaps they are really mad enough to go to war with Iran, unlike the US and USSR, or India and Pakistan?